Tag Archives: Contraception

The Satantic Temple uses Hobby Lobby ruling to claim religious exemption from anti-choice biased counseling laws

TweetCiting the Hobby Lobby ruling, the Satanic Temple is claiming a religious exemption from the anti-choice “informed consent” laws that require abortion providers in 35 states to give out biased, sometimes false, information about the procedure. Given that “the Supreme Court has decided that religious beliefs are so sacrosanct that they can even trump scientific fact,” the Temple [...]
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Hobby Lobby and the war on poor women

Tweet Years ago, my doctor prescribed oral contraceptives after I was hospitalized from a ruptured ovarian cyst. I had insurance through my employer at the time and paid a modest monthly copay of $10. When we switched insurance plans during an enrollment period, my coverage lapsed and I had to pay out of pocket for [...]
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In the wake of the Hobby Lobby ruling, what happens next?

TweetEd. note: This is a guest post by Kara Loewentheil. Kara is a research fellow and the director of the Public Rights/Private Conscience Project in the Center for Gender and Sexuality Law at Columbia Law School. You can see more of her thoughts on the decision here. Yesterday the Supreme Court ruled that some for-profit businesses do [...]
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Watch: Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Hobby Lobby dissent put to a song

TweetRuth Bader Ginsburg’s brilliant dissent to yesterday’s Hobby Lobby decision is worth reading in full. But if you don’t have the time, at least check out this musical rendition of some of her key points. Tweet
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Breaking: SCOTUS rules that your boss can deny you birth control coverage

Tweet Well, shit. In a 5-4 decision, the court ruled in favor of the private companies demanding an exemption from the contraception mandate under the banner of religious freedom. The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled that business owners can object on religious grounds to a provision of President Barack Obama’s healthcare law that requires closely held [...]
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